Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), Helsinki

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The largest Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe, Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) stands as a symbol of Russian influence in Finland's history. Designed by architect Aleksey Gornostayev during Russian rule of the region in the 19th century, this Eastern Orthodox church was completed in 1868. Visit the popular Helsinki landmark, note its traditional Russian design, and then enjoy the view of the city from this scenic hilltop. Take time to inspect the structure's ornate interior, domed ceilings, and crypt chapel, as well as several historically and artistically important icons, including St. Nicolas the Wonder Maker and Theotokos of Kozeltshan. Arrange your visit to Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Helsinki using our Helsinki trip itinerary planning website.
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  • A small walk uphill towards the golden domes. Church looks a bit run down from outside. Inside is better, with much to see. 
    A small walk uphill towards the golden domes. Church looks a bit run down from outside. Inside is better, with much to see.  more »
  • A short walk from the waterfront, free to enter. Very beautiful decorations inside, but I'm told the access hours vary regularly due to events / weather / whim. One of only 3 cathedrals built by... 
    A short walk from the waterfront, free to enter. Very beautiful decorations inside, but I'm told the access hours vary regularly due to events / weather / whim. One of only 3 cathedrals built by...  more »
  • Amazing. Few steps from the city centre. Nice place to visit and take pics, especially when the snow is falling. 
    Amazing. Few steps from the city centre. Nice place to visit and take pics, especially when the snow is falling.  more »
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  • A beautiful Russian cathedral that you can see from many different parts of Helsinki due to the hill it’s built on. The architecture is also quite unique compared to other buildings in the city so it’s a refreshing visit. The inside is equally as beautiful and if you have the chance I’d recommend. There was a service going on while I was there so only got a bit of a glimpse from the side.
  • Beautiful cathedral (orthodox) There are some works… but we can see the beauty of the monument. Beautiful painting and orthodox art. Entrance free.
  • Very beautiful church… tourist attraction place.. architecture was superb both inside and outside.. cheers
  • Such a majestic and dramatic building from the outside, but look smaller from the inside. Worth the visit anyway as it’s free to enter. It has weird opening times, so check them before going.
  • Second most important cathedral in the city. A typical orthodox church very pretty not only from the outside but also from the inside.

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